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About arkus

  • Birthday 09/28/1940

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    east wallingford, vermont
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    avantis, flathead fords and superchargers

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    1964 r-5317

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  1. i have one, not exactly cheap! 802-492-3440 after 7:00 if you are interested.
  2. my '80 has never leaked a drop! my '83 gives you a shower in a hard rain. "you pays your $$$$ and you takes your chances" in any number of ways with the avanti but i've been in love since 1977.
  3. anyone make it? lots of avantis?
  4. thanks brad, i read that previously and plan to do that after i figure out the &^#)^&$#@ drivers side window, assuming i still have my sanity intact!
  5. now THAT was an explanation! much appreciated. i purchased a 20 amp littlefuse brand cb today, cleaned all the terminals and wires and reinstalled with the old relay. the passenger window now works better than it ever did and doesn't shut off suddenly as before so safe to assume cb and maybe somewhat poor connections were the culprits. drivers side is another question; will tackle that next time. at least i now know the cb and relay are working as they should. appreciate all the help.
  6. thanks for the reply; the pics you sent all show three connections. the one i have has two terminals with nuts securing the wires. i know i can change to push-ons but how about the third terminal?
  7. drivers side giving me fits, passenger side works ok but will stop working suddenly. i expect the relay,(still in the engine compartment) is heating up. i just read everything available that came up in a search but was unable to find a modern, or any, replacement, for the relay. there is a small, 2wire box, about 1/2"x1" directly under and connected to the relay which could be a circuit breaker, (doesn't appear to be a fuse). i'm guessing any 20/25 amp modern cb would replace that, but i'm not an electrical guy. any help truly appreciated. thank you!
  8. 15 or 16 cars in parking lot friday during judge period, the most of any of the 3 days, 3 total inside venders from wednesday thru friday, 2 of those being mike baker and john hull, the 3rd someone selling "literature", no "swap meet" period, 1 avanti on the sales board, (an ambitious project). drove 2277 miles round trip, very disappointed! if this turnout doesn't scream for a reconciliation between the aoai and the sdc, (i belong to both), than i don't know what will.
  9. on my '80 the cc will cancel if i'm turning left, but not if i'm turning right. go figure!
  10. admire your car, admire your posts! keep diggin'
  11. i recently installed a complete exhaust on my '80. i got everything but the mufflers from dan booth. in vermont cats are necessary to pass yearly inspection. we don't have a "sniff test" and they don't have to be original, only there. i bought two small, inexpensive cats from summit and re-engineered dan's system to install them by themselves, no additional mufflers. being also a hot-rodder, i appreciate a good throaty exhaust note, but the sound was, i thought, a little aggressive for an avanti so i re-engineered the system again and installed an additional pair of 24" glass packs. just right! took the better part of a day but was quite straight forward and required no welding. dan's installation kit was helpful. about moon roofs; this car has only 56k on it and has never leaked a drop! i've had others that would give you a shower. go figure.
  12. please explain in detail the "blocking process". ie: can anyone on the forum "block" other folks they might have an issue with?
  13. just watched a 1/2 hour show on "cars tv" about a recent mecum auction in california. a guy named steve vining was talking about his '63 avanti r-3 clone which apparently was going to be for sale. he said the avanti was in production for 2 years and the "vast majority of production was in 1963" with another 1200 odd cars "manufactured in 1964". he also talked about the "very small front disc brakes and the "old style rear drum brakes" and said you should be "very aware of the guy in front of you". he said his car was not originally an r-3 but was speced out to that and that studebaker only shipped about a dozen r-3's from the factory. amazing what you can learn from a tv show. all these years of avanti ownership and i thought production ended in december, '63 and there were only 9 real r-3's. also i need to reconsider my braking abilities; i always thought any of my avantis stopped quite well, even now and certainly in 1977 when i purchased my 1st one. (which i still have). never too old to learn?
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